Satori (Compact Disc)
Grand Central Publishing, 9781607886921
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/6/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/7/2011)
Compact Disc (3/1/2011)
Paperback, French (10/1/2012)
Paperback, Spanish (3/1/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (3/7/2011)
It is the fall of 1951, and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six-year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans. Hel is a master of hoda korosu, or "naked kill," is fluent in seven languages, and has honed extraordinary "proximity sense"-an extra-awareness of the presence of danger. He has the skills to be the world's most fearsome assassin and now the CIA needs him.
The Americans offer Hel freedom, money, and a neutral passport in exchange for one small service: to go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's commissioner to China. It's almost certainly a suicide mission, but Hel accepts. Now he must survive chaos, violence, suspicion, and betrayal while trying to achieve his ultimate goal of satori-the possibility of true understanding and harmony with the world.
About the Author
TREVANIAN's books have been translated into more than fourteen languages and have sold million of copies worldwide. In addition to Shibumi, Trevanian is the author of seven novels including The Eiger Sanction and The Loo Sanction.